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List of North American events, tradeshows, and conferences.

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The Republic of the Congo’s forests are part of the vast Congo Basin rainforest – second only to the Amazon in size. Photo by Rhett A. Butler.

A new study finds an uptick in Congo deforestation with the application of sustainable management principles. But other researchers say it's not so simple. more »

Feb 1, 2016 3:00 PM Features

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Photo by Gerhard Elsner/Wikimedia Commons.

The Forest Stewardship Council is the world's pre-eminent forest-products certification body, but companies selling FSC-certified products keep getting caught violating its standards. more »

Jan 25, 2016 11:00 AM Features

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FPAC member companies have agreed to follow an innovative approach to sustainable forest management that takes its cue from nature. The NRV approach harvests timber in patterns similar to the impact of wind, fire, insects, and natural disturbances. more »

Jan 18, 2016 12:00 PM Features

More than ever, foresters are using their smart devices to collect field information. With foresters using smart devices more and more, the number of apps designed specifically for the forest industry has grown substantially. Here are just a few... more »

Jan 11, 2016 9:00 AM Product Watch

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“If I hire you to sell my timber, will I get my money’s worth?” It is a question that every consulting forester has been asked. Yes, foresters are indeed worth the money. But can we prove that with hard analytical data? more »

Jan 6, 2016 12:30 PM Features

Long before global environmentalists had even heard of the oil sands, their Canadian target of predilection was the forest industry. more »

Jan 6, 2016 10:00 AM Features

Clear Road for fire access

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Firefighters hunkered down Saturday as winds gusted around the wildland blazes raging across North Central Washington, in at least one case forcing firefighters to withdraw to keep safe. more »

Sep 1, 2015 12:00 AM